1840 in sports

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Years in sports: 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843
Centuries: 18th century · 19th century · 20th century
Decades: 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s
Years: 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843

1840 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Boxing[edit]

Events

  • 22 September — James Burke meets Nicholas Ward at Lillingstone Level for the English Championship title, vacant again following the injury to William "Bendigo" Thompson. In highly controversial circumstances, Ward's backers prevail upon the referee to disqualify Burke in the 17th round for an alleged foul.[1]
  • The third contender Ben Caunt enhances his title claim by defeating Bill Brassey in a fight lasting 101 rounds. This victory sets up a bout with Ward the following year.[2]

Cricket[edit]

Events

England

Curling[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

England

Rowing[edit]

The Boat Race

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Nick Ward. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Ben Caunt. Retrieved on 7 November 2009.